Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Circuit Rider quilt

It's finished - done and hung!  It really feels good to finally get it up on the rod.  I have it in front of a window that leaks cold air all winter and puts a good chill on my house.  I've had small quilts draped over cafe' rods in the past but wanted one large quilt for a prettier effect.  You can see in its lower right where the sun was hitting the window and this is why I wanted a solid backing.  There is another very large window on the front of the room (this is on the side) that doesn't let in all that cold air so there's still quite a bit of natural light coming in.  To say I'm happy with this quilt is an understatement!  I'm also surprised at how quickly the quilting went, once I finally took that first stitch, especially with everything else going on. 

If you look at my posts from last year, April to June 2009, you can see the progress on the blocks so I don't need to post all that again.  I think I know what my next big quilt project will be - along with small, doll size quilts thrown in, but I still need one or two more fabrics.  I guess I'll just have to hit the quilt shops.  Bummer, right?

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's new

This is what's new here - Nathan James, weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 22 inches.  He was born last Tues, Oct 12, the same day as his oldest cousin - she turned 4 that day.  Mom (my middle daughter) had problems when labor started but they're both doing well now.  It took much longer than normal for things to go back to almost normal for her but the drs finally let them go home after many more days than usual.  Trying to get a good shot without the flash in a fairly dark room turned out to be problematic as you can tell.  It's not my sharpest picture but you can get a good idea of what he looks like - beautiful!